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February 13, 2011, 10:42:43 PM
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Check this out:

http://www.google.com/trends?q=bitcoin&date=ytd


Certainly due to the slashdot article about BTC/USD parity.

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February 13, 2011, 11:01:57 PM
Last edit: February 14, 2011, 03:24:44 AM by sgornick
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An even more pronounced spike is found on Wikipedia:
   http://stats.grok.se/en/201102/Bitcoin

Contributing to the buzz:

Slashdot:
  http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/02/10/189246/Online-Only-Currency-BitCoin-Reaches-Dollar-Parity

Security Now 287:
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQPSwA2Itbs

Hacker News:
  http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2200705

Reddit:
  http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/fiern/dollar_parity_woohoo

Tim Oreilly on Twitter:
  @timoreilly  http://twitter.com/#!/timoreilly/status/36442135578279936

Even PayPal is talking about Bitcoin:
  https://www.x.com/community/ppx/devzone/blog/2011/02/12/fyi-virtual-currency-bitcoin-reaches-dollar-parity

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February 14, 2011, 12:40:53 AM
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And episode #287 of Security Now http://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm mentioned BitCoin...
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February 14, 2011, 12:47:02 PM
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Does anyone know why Russia appears to be so much more interested in Bitcoin than other countries? We even have a Russian specific subforum here.
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February 14, 2011, 01:23:07 PM
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Does anyone know why Russia appears to be so much more interested in Bitcoin than other countries? We even have a Russian specific subforum here.

Russia has a rich history of on-line currencies, bitcoin is just another chapter in that story.
And lot of services are located in Russia that you'd rather pay for without providing your real name & personal id (via bank p.ex.)
so they might be quicker at adopting bitcoin than the rest of the world in their own interest.


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February 14, 2011, 01:44:35 PM
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I also like that Google Trends :
http://www.google.com/trends?q=flattr%2C+bitcoin&ctab=0&geo=all&date=ytd&sort=0

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February 14, 2011, 05:20:21 PM
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Interestingly most of the google queries actually come from Russia, where the trading volume in bitcoins is relatively small.
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February 14, 2011, 06:32:34 PM
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The russians are using their botnets to generate half of the coins Smiley
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February 14, 2011, 06:37:29 PM
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...Russia, where the trading volume in bitcoins is relatively small.

When I was trading at Bitcoin Market (where you see the PayPal addresses of the people you trade with), all of my trades except one were to .ru addresses.
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